14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

14 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica journey planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Tortuguero
— 1 night
Drive
3
Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Taxi to Naranjo, Fly to Jerusalem

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La Fortuna de San Carlos — 4 nights

Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online travel planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Tortuguero.
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Tortuguero — 1 night

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tortuguero online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tortuguero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Tortuguero sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Poas Volcano National Park.
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Poas Volcano National Park — 2 nights

A trip to Poas Volcano National Park allows you to see one of the world's largest craters, trek through a lush rainforest, and visit a coffee plantation all on the same day.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get impressive views of Poas Volcano and then stroll through La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Poas Volcano National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to Poas Volcano National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Manuel Antonio.
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Manuel Antonio — 3 nights

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manuel Antonio: Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Jaco). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and see Off-Road Tours.

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You can fly from Poas Volcano National Park to Manuel Antonio in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.
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Monteverde — 2 nights

Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at Monteverde Massage and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Drive from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.
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